Designated terrorist group CAIR’s lawsuit seeks to force the New York City Police Department to allow Muslim women who have been arrested to wear hijabs during official mug shots. A always, Florida Family Association has made it quick and easy for you to urge this judge to make public safety for Americans the priority over political correctness.
Floridafamily.org Designated terrorist group CAIR filed a lawsuit on March 16, 2018 against the City of New York. The lawsuit alleges that the New York Police Department wrongfully required the removal of the hijabs of Jamilla Clark and Arwa Aziz during their official arrest photographs.
The City of New York filed a motion to dismiss. A full unobstructed photo of the accused is needed at the time of arrest for public safety. Deleting arrest photographs from official records could impair future investigations thus weakening public safety.
The following argument in part has been submitted by CAIR to the court to counter the City of New York’s motion to dismiss.
The City has recently produced documents that confirm the NYPD is still in possession of at least one photograph of Plaintiff Aziz without her hijab and at least one booking photograph of Plaintiff Clark. This maintenance practice, which the City has implemented as to photographs of Plaintiffs Clark and Aziz, causes Plaintiffs” substantial and lasting emotional distress.” Their injuries are sufficient to confer standing and the attendant claims against the Photograph Policy are live, not moot.
Rather, Plaintiffs challenge an ongoing City practice of maintaining photographs that depict them uncovered, in violation of their sincerely-held religious beliefs. This practice harms Plaintiffs to this day. It harms Plaintiffs regardless of whether they are still physically held in Central Booking or any NYPD facility.
NY Daily News The suit, a class action filed on behalf of two Muslim-American women, recounts the emotional turmoil suffered when both were busted on bogus charges — and then ordered to doff their head scarves for police photos.
“When they forced me to take off my hijab, I felt as if I was naked,” said plaintiff Jamilla Clark, of Cedar Grove, N.J. “I’m not sure if words can capture how exposed and violated I felt.” (Oh, Boo Hoo)
Clark, 39, sat weeping inside One Police Plaza with her hijab pushed down onto her shoulders as one police officer “openly mocked the Muslim faith,” according to the 27-page lawsuit against the city. (Oh, Double Boo Hoo)
Co-plaintiff Arwa Aziz, 45, of Brooklyn, found herself in a similar situation after her arrest. In court papers, lawyers described what happened to the devout Muslim inside Brooklyn Central Booking.
The police “refused to allow her to push the hijab back slightly, exposing her hairline and ears,” the suit charged. “The told her falsely, ‘It’s the law.’ “Frantic, weeping and bare-headed in a hallway full of men who do not belong to her immediate family, Ms. Aziz felt broken,” the lawsuit charged.
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